LIAT airlifts Red Cross supplies to St Lucia

...‘More to follow’

 Regional airline LIAT yesterday said it was working with the Barbados Red Cross Society to send cases of canned goods, bottled water, diapers, milk, baby formula and cereal, toiletries and other needed emergency supplies to the people affected by severe flooding in St Lucia last week.

“Whatever it takes, we will do it to get urgent relief to our brothers and sisters in St Lucia,” said Jean Holder, chairman of the board of directors of LIAT, in a statement from the company’s offices in Bridgetown, Barbados, yesterday.

He has asked airline staff to help provide emergency assistance for those affected in Dominica, St Lucia and St Vincent.

Director-general of the Barbados Red Cross Society Edmond Bradshaw said his organisation was “very grateful for the support of LIAT, its chairman and staff for the excellent support they have given us to help the victims of the floods in St Lucia”.

He added in the statement: “LIAT has always exhibited goodwill to the Red Cross and to the people of the Caribbean, and we compliment them on another valiant effort to help those affected in St Lucia.”

LIAT’s airlift went out on Monday, with more to follow as the Red Cross advises.

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